Events in the West, Westward Expansion Vocabulary Word Sort is a great way for students to review the Oregon Trail, Transcontinental Railroad, Homestead Act, Native American Reservations, Battle of Little Bighorn, and Cattle Trails. By sorting these terms and characteristics into categories, students can review the information in a new and meaningful way. This activity aligns with the Georgia Performance Standards for Social Studies in the 5th grade. It is great to use during your Westward Expansion unit, or as a review for high-stakes testing (Milestones). This activity may work well for other states as well.
Included in this sort is:
-Student sheet with 6 categories and 16 clues.
-Large version of headings and cards for use on chart paper